Friday/ a summery May

We have had summery weather this May. It has been drier and hotter than normal all month here in the Pacific Northwest.

The measured 0.12 in of rain for May ties the record low from 1992. (The number will barely budge, with almost no rain expected through the end of the month). Metric Conversion: 56 °F is 13 °C, 61.5 °F is 16.5 °C.  Yes, not very warm, but warmer than normal. (Mr Squirrel on the fence has his home in my backyard fir tree. Eastern grey squirrels are crepuscular, meaning they are active in the early and late hours of the day, so as to avoid the heat in summer.  They do not hibernate the way ground squirrels do, so I see them year-round).

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